Essential Reading On the Products Vs. Services Dilemma

Essential Reading On the Products Vs. Services Dilemma As the line between products and services gets blurred, many of us grapple with questions about our offering – should it a product, or a service, or both? What is the difference between the two anyway? Here is a collection of superb articles that shed more light […]

How Will You Measure Your Life…and Build Great Products?

How Will You Measure Your Life…and Build Great Products? How Will You Measure Your Life…and Build Great Products? At first glance, it seems counter-intuitive that the two parts of the question would be related to each other. How Will You Measure Your Life?, written by Clayton Christensen, is about how one can be successful, and […]

What If You Are Not Like Steve Jobs?

What If You Are Not Like Steve Jobs? What If You Are Not Like Steve Jobs? Some days back I started reading Walter Isaacson‘s “Steve Jobs” all over again. Chapter fifteen, titled “The Launch” is about the launch of the first Macintosh in 1984, and ends with the following sentences: …neither Raskin nor Wozniak nor […]

The Pentagon Wars – A Product Management Disaster

The Pentagon Wars – A Product Management Disaster The Pentagon Wars – A Product Management Disaster The Pentagon Wars, made as an HBO movie in 1998, is based on a book of the same name by Col. James Burton (retd). The film depicts the development of the Bradley fighting vehicle. Col Burton was appointed by […]

Will the Google Autonomous Vehicle Drive Like the Segway?

Will the Google Autonomous Vehicle Drive Like the Segway? Will the Google Autonomous Vehicle Drive Like the Segway? A few days ago, there was a story in the LA Times about the California State Senate passing legislation approving the use of self-driving cars on California roads. The article said:Google Inc., Caltech and other organizations have […]

EMBA Class of 2016 B Orientation

EMBA Class of 2016 B Orientation Orientation Highlights The pleasant pre-monsoon weather at IPL’s Koramangala campus welcomed the latest batch of EMBA students. It was Orientation Day for the early admitted participants of the 18-month EMBA program that promises to be an exciting and enriching experience for these senior professionals. Dr. Marya Wani welcomed the […]

Andy Bechtolsheim on Innovation

Andy Bechtolsheim on Innovation Andy Bechtolsheim on Innovation Andy Bechtolsheim, one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems and a Stanford Engineering Hero gave a talk today at Stanford on The Process of Innovation. It was webcast online and I was glad to be able to attend it from India. This time around, while listening to […]

Leadership Lessons from Moneyball

Leadership Lessons from Moneyball Moneyball is one of my favorite movies. It is the story of Oakland A’s GM, Billy Beane’s, innovative approach to baseball. Following the loss to the Yankees in the 2001 post-season, the A’s lost marquee players, and did not have the deep pockets to compete with other teams in Major League […]